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Leaders of two Koreas to hold talks today


ANI Seoul [South Korea]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on Friday are set to hold the historic inter-Korean Summit in Panmunjom, the truce village on the north-south border of the peninsula.
The two leaders are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. (KST) as the North Korean leader will cross the demarcation line into the South Korean half of the DMZ to meet Moon Jae-in for talks, reported South Korean news agency Yonhap.
Topics, on the agenda, most likely include denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a peace settlement and the improvement of inter-Korea relations, according to the reports.
With this, Kim will become the first Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader to cross the border onto the South Korean soil since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
The two leaders will jointly inspect a South Korean honor guard as part of an official ceremony to welcome the North Korean leader.
The official talks will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The duo will attend an elaborate dinner, to be held around 6.30 p.m. local time, that will include symbolic dishes originating from both countries.
It is the third inter-Korean summit, but the first to be held in South Korea.
The summit is expected to set the stage for the first meeting between sitting US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or June.

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 5:50 AM IST

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